The Child Protection Programme is based in the National Youth Council of Ireland and is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Our approach to this work includes:
- Building the capacity of youth organisations to safeguard and protect their children and young people.
- Developing and delivering child protection trainings to staff and volunteers at all levels of responsibility in a youth work organisation.
- Providing access for small youth work organisations to the Garda Vetting Unit through membership of the Youth Work Garda Vetting Consortium.
- Advocating on behalf of the youth work sector for measures which safeguard and protect children and young people .
Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2011, states clearly that:
“All organisations involved with children have an obligation to provide them with the highest possible standard of care in order to promote their well being and safeguard them from abuse”. - CF 4.7.1
The Child Protection Programme Team
National Child Protection Manager: Olive Ring (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Garda Vetting Administrator : Geraldine Mahon (email@example.com)